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Articles by: Tommaso Cartia

  • From the wooded mountains to the emerald sea, Calabria’s Ionian Coast is a richly nuanced land with millennia-old traditions. The region has remained largely unspoiled and as a consequence is teeming with fresh goods. In fact, only the freshest and most local products are dished up here. Neither can you talk about this part of Calabria without mentioning its production of Mediterranean-style wines and liqueurs. Not for nothing, in ancient times the region was called “Enotria” (“wine country” in Greek), and Greek colonies were indeed the first to cultivate wine in the region. Read on to find out some of the most noteworthy products and the finest wines from Calabria’s Ionian Coast.
  • The festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017 returns to Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre for its 17th edition. With a rich variety of this year’s Italian films, the festival offers a chance for the American public to experience the latest aesthetic trends of contemporary Italian cinema. We, here at i-Italy, had the chance to interview a few directors who presented some of the most original and controversial films.
  • Angela e Marianna Fontana in "Indivisibili"
    Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017, il festival che da ormai diciassette anni offre l’occasione al pubblico americano di sperimentare le ultime tendenze estetiche del cinema italiano contemporaneo è tornato a New York al Walter Reade Theatre del Lincoln Center con una ricca e variegata selezione dei film italiani più rappresentativi di questa annata. Noi di i-Italy abbiamo avuto l’occasione di intervistare i registi che hanno presentato alcuni dei titoli tra i più originali e controversi.
  • "Italics." There are more than 250 million people around the world who belong to a community that began with Italy. Many of them don’t speak Italian, don’t live in Italy, and perhaps haven’t even been there. Despite this, they feel as if Italy is a part of their being. This “Italian” identity outside of Italy began thanks to emigration, but it has since developed into something more. Piero Bassetti—a renowned entrepreneur, politician, and public intellectual—defines this feeling as “Italicity.” Bassetti presented his new book and manifesto, "Let’s Wake Up Italics!" at the Consulate General of Italy in New York.
  • Following its success in New York and Chicago, Eataly landed in Boston late last year. After its original strongholds—the fish restaurant Il Pesce, and a pop-up restaurant called La Cucina—Eataly Boston has now added a grilled-cuisine restaurant, Terra, which includes a Barrel Room where you can taste artisanal beers directly from the barrel.
  • The Lamborghinis in front of the Consulate General of Italy, Park Avenue
    Italian institutions celebrate June 2nd and italianità. An entire day filled with the best in Italian food, classic and contemporary art, and jazz. Community representatives inaugurated the design of the Consulate General of Italy’s new waiting room. Also noteworthy was the presence of Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, who presented awards to Frank Bisignano and Jhumpa Lahiri .
  • Il sistema Italia celebra il 2 giugno. Un'intera giornata all'insegna dell'italianità, accompagnata dalla migliore ristorazione, dall'arte classica e contemporanea, dal Jazz italiano. Inaugurato, con i rappresentanti della comunità, l'arredamento della nuova sala d'attesa del Consolato Generale d'Italia. Importante la presenza dell'Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio, che ha anche consegnato personalmente le onorificenze a Frank Bisignano e a Jumpha Lahiri.
  • The Mobile Care Clinic and one of the women who got her screening
    The American-Italian Cancer Foundation operates with the mission to support cancer research, education, and control. Among its many successes in improving cancer research through the years, the Foundation has conducted outstanding work in helping economically disadvantaged and medically underserved New York City women learn about breast cancer awareness and treatment. In this regard, AICF had the idea of providing a mobile care clinic that drives throughout the city, giving the opportunity to have clinical breast exams and to educate on self-breast awareness. Last April 21st, the mobile clinic stopped in front of The Ryan Women and Children’s Center for a breast cancer screening event sponsored by Italian food company Colavita USA.
  • Photo by Jill Steinberg
    Composer of music, producer, mentor, and impresario–Paola Prestini is a brilliant talent of Italian origin. Founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary art company, Prestini is also the Creative Director of National Sawdust, a non-profit venue with the mission of being a platform for contemporary artists to see their visions shine through. This May 3rd, the National Sawdust organization will present its spring gala honoring Renée Fleming, Philip Glass, and artist Helga Davis, among prestigious guests like actress Julianne Moore. We had the chance to meet up with Paola and interview her about her career and her experiences with National Sawdust.
  • Rosanna vi aspetta!
    "Donna Margherita" - delizioso locale con cucina tipica e pizza rigorosamente italiane - ha trovato la sua donna ideale per un opening in grande stile. Il nuovo executive chef del locale e' infatti Rosanna di Michele, originaria di Vasto, in Abruzzo. Dopo tanti successi nel campo della ristorazione, tra l’Italia e l'estero, Rosanna ha deciso di puntare su questo piccolo ristorante gioiello per diffondere la sua cucina. Dunque, Insieme ad un'ottima pizza creata ad arte, potete gustare anche i suoi piatti. Il suo stile è inconfondibile, la sua #lacucinadicasa ti fa sentire veramente a casa. Trovate menù preparati con lo spirito di una vera padrona di casa italiana. Si fa la spesa e si scelgono i migliori prodotti, la maggior parte provengono direttamente dall'Italia. Vi raccontiamo l’inaugurazione di questo nuovo promettente ristorante italiano. Vi parliamo del team, dei proprietari del locale e di Rosanna che - lo ammettiamo - è un po' parte della squadra di i-Italy. Condividiamo con lei da anni lo spirito del suo lavoro che sosteniamo con entusiasmo. Perchè anche noi ci siamo sempre sentiti e ci sentiamo a casa con Rosanna.

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